Z’s This Week In Pop Music Hx: Rihanna, T Swift, Foo Fighters and More! [VIDEOS]
Being the Bangor station that provides you with mostly today's hottest music but also provides you with a healthy dose of yester-year's tunes with Back In the Cafe, we are providing you with a little music history of the 1990's, 2000's and this decade.Get to know a little about the artists that have shaped your musical vocabulary by taking in what has led to the music landscape of today. Behold... Z107.3's This Week In Pop Music History!
August 19 - 25: See how Seal, Lauryn Hill, Mariah Carey, Taylor Swift, the Foo Fighters, Rihanna, and Pit Bull marked this week in history for pop music from the past 30 or so years.
1995 - Seal
Seal is in the #1 slot on the Billboard Hot 100 with a song from the movie Batman Forever starring Val Kilmer, Tommy Lee Jones, Jim Carey, and Nicole Kidman.
1998 - Lauryn Hill
The Fugees singer releases a solo album this week in 1998 titled The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It wins a Grammy for Album of the Year.
2005 - Mariah Carey
The diva is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with the song "We Belong Together".
2008 - Rihanna
Rihanna is gaining traction with her career and is #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 with "Disturbia".
2011 - Pitbull
Mr. Worldwide is sued by actress Lindsay Lohan for referencing her in the song "Give Me Everything". He is protected under the First Amendment of freedom of speech and creative expression and the suit is shot down.
2012 - Taylor Swift
T Swizzle sells the most digital sales for a female artist with her single "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together". She sells 623,000 digital copies.
2015 - Foo Fighters
The rock band Rick rolls the Westboro Baptist Church in Kansas City. The church put on an anti-gay demonstration prior to the band's show and the band clapped back by blaring Rick Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" by the demonstration while holding signs saying "Keep It Clean" and "You Got Rick Rolled".